Philip Scher, Department of Anthropology
Philip Scher is an academic expert in folklore, popular culture, world heritage and heritage sites. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Folklore Program. Phil enjoys talking about the role of popular culture in world events, popular music, and film and culture identity and ethnicity. He also has a longstanding interest in the folklore and expressive cultural practices of the Caribbean.
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'I'm all feathered out' – why mas is the heart of Notting Hill carnival (The Guardian, Aug. 21, 2019)
Why in 2018, is high fashion fixated on the Grateful Dead aesthetic? (Fashionista, Sept. 27, 2018)
The education of Ursula Le Guin (The Conversation, Jan. 31, 2018)
You may be eating vomit, and more bizarre barf facts (National Geographic, April 1, 2017)
The Grateful Dead were decades ahead of their time (The Conversation, July 23, 2015)